MENA Regional Capacity Building Program on the Rights of Migrant Workers - Lebanon (10-14 April, 2018)

Program Dates: 10-14 April 2018

Location: Beirut Lebanon

See Concept Note & Program Schedule

See Program Summary by MFA

The program was organized by the Diplomacy Training Program (DTP) and Migrant Forum in Asia (MFA) in partnership with the local host, INSAN and the Cross-Regional Center for Refugees and Migrants (CCRM). The program involved almost 30 participants including domestic workers,  civil society representatives, trade unions, and journalists from 16 countries including  Bahrain, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Morocco, Turkey, Nepal, Ethiopia, the Philippines, and India. 

The program content included:

• different human rights and ILO conventions and human rights mechanisms related to migrant workers,

• how to build different collaborations between countries of origin and destination,

• how to engage the private sector and governments

• how to engage the media in lobbying and advocacy work,

• the Global Compact process and its relevant thematic issues such as migrants – refugees and regular-irregular migrant workers among others.

Presenters/speakers included: Dr Ryszard Cholewinski (ILO), Abeer Al-Khraisha (OHCHR), Sophia Kagan (ILO), Marie-Jose Tayah -( IWDF), Professor Ray Jureidini and Australia’s Ambassador to Lebanon, Glenn Miles and Reem Khalifa.